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Risk Appetite Report

Jan 21 2020

Risk Appetite Drops in Three Markets

The new year has started on a low risk diet. Buyers in NYISO, ERCOT and PJM have reduced their interest in index/flex products. The ratio of risk in NEPOOL increased week-over-week. Read more

Dec 30 2019

NYISO, ERCOT Buyers Switch Risk Profiles

Buyers in Texas and NYISO switched positions this week in terms of risk appetites. ERCOT buyers reduced their risk appetite for the second consecutive week while NYISO buyers showed an increase. NEPOOL and PJM showed little to no change. Read more

Dec 18 2019

ERCOT Risk Appetite Jumps

Buyers in Texas took a mild walk on the wild side this week as they increased their appetite in flex/index products to 20%, nearly double the ratio of PJM. NEPOOL and NYISO showed little to no change. Read more

Dec 02 2019

NYISO Buyers Turn Back to Fixed

After two weeks of leading the power-buying pack in terms of risk appetite, NYISO buyers decreased their interest in index/flex solutions with a considerable move to fixed price solutions. ERCOT customers made a similar yet less dramatic move. Read more

Nov 25 2019

NYISO Buyers Increase Index/Flex Interest Again

For the second consecutive week, NYISO buyers increased their interest in index/flex solutions. Now at 23%, it’s nearly double the ratio from two weeks ago. Customers in ERCOT also made a significant increase in their risk appetite. Read more

Nov 11 2019

Risk Appetite Report: ERCOT Makes Most News

After taking last week off, ERCOT buyers are right back on top of the headlines. Buyers in this market reduced their appetite for risk by dropping from a 15% ratio to 9%. In other words, ERCOT decision makers asked for pricing requests on fixed price products for 91% of the overall volume that was priced. Read more

Nov 04 2019

NYISO Grabs Risk Headline from ERCOT

After several weeks where ERCOT buyers made the most news with their risk appetite, it was NYISO with the most dramatic action this week. NYISO buyers took a turn to risk-off as they reduced their interest in index/flex pricing solutions in favor of more fixed price products. ERCOT buyers reversed course… Read more